Students identify the mission of Save the Children and write about the need for saving children around the world. They read and discuss children's right to access to health as required by the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of the Child. They view resources about the health workers who are saving children's lives across the world, and students work in small groups to research and report on five featured countries. They learn that they can support these health workers by choosing a service project to take action for children's health.
Focus Question: How might individuals and society address the issues of poverty, homelessness and hunger, and their underlying causes?
Five or Six 45-Minute Class Periods, Plus time for research, preparing a brief group presentation, and planning and carrying out a service project.
The learner will:
Students choose how they want to take action to help reduce child mortality in the world's poorest countries. They may choose from ideas here or come up with their own: Advocacy Day (March), World Water Day (March), World Malaria Day (April), Mothers' Day (May), World Food Day (October), World Pneumonia Day (November), World Toilet Day (November)
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